I love sculpture, really. Especially outside where it’s a bit unexpected and kind of a treat to stumble upon (not literally haha). On right now at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery is London-based artist Helen Marten who exhibits screen printed collage style paintings alongside intricate sculpture installations packed with tiny details you only notice after going up close, but also a metal line (in lack of a better word) that runs along the ceiling of the exhibition space only to end up in a jumbled knot at the end.
Helen Marten’s “Drunk Brown House” painting and two sculptures, photo by Lisa
I liked the detail of these paintings and how they were flat but still contained so many layers but the installations didn’t appeal to me that much. However, I loved the metal line running through the room, being like a guiding hand leading you through the exhibition. Kind of like a simple way finder system.
A minute away from the gallery is the current Serpentine Pavilion that is designed by Bjarke Ingels from Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG).
Details of the pavilion, photo by Lisa
It’s shape reminds me of how you would stack cards in card house and the curve of it- how it’s just about to tumble down. The pavilion is made out of translucent fiberglass frames cubes stacked on top of each other- thicker at the bottom and thinner at the top- and depending on where you stand looking at it, the structure is completely see through or totally solid. I really like this architectural piece and the way it changes depending on where you stand, not only its shape but also its color depending on what type of light it is and where it reaches. If only you were allowed to climb it, it would have been even better.
More on Helen Marten: Drunk Brown House here
More on Bjarke Ingels here